Bolivia 1818-PTS PJ real
This is an example of a type struck 1814-25 at Potosi, Bolivia (then called Upper Peru) during the reign of Ferdinand VII. This specimen was lot 22064 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $152.75. The catalog description noted, "BOLIVIA. Real, 1818-PtsPJ. NGC MS-63. Bold strike, toned with underlying luster." Assayer PJ is recorded for 1803-25. Upper Peru was the last region of South America to declare independence from Spain, and then only to avoid annexation by Peru or Argentina.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Specification: 3.38 g, .896 fine silver, .097 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-87.
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- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.